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« Reply #1515 on: November 29, 2017, 05:50:38 am »
Here’s some analysis of this latest launch.

This is always a good point to keep in mind.

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We do not know how heavy a payload this missile carried, but given the increase in range it seems likely that it carried a very light mock warhead. If true, that means it would be incapable of carrying a nuclear warhead to this long distance, since such a warhead would be much heavier.

http://allthingsnuclear.org/dwright/nk-longest-missile-test-yet

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« Reply #1516 on: November 30, 2017, 04:54:11 am »

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« Reply #1517 on: December 02, 2017, 01:43:30 am »
From Inside Defense

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The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center on Nov. 21 published a sole-source contract notice for the first production lots of the B61-12 weapon, expecting to buy two lots between fiscal years 2019 to 2022. "The B61 Mod 12 [life-extension program tailkit assembly] division, in preparation for its first production run of B61 Mod 12 LEP TKA, is envisioned to award a sole-source contract for production B61-12 TKA trainers, low-rate initial production of the B61-12 TKA, full production B61-12 TKA and engineering and support services for the production contract," the Air Force wrote. Boeing is under contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the B61 life-extension program.
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« Reply #1518 on: December 02, 2017, 06:16:06 pm »
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« Reply #1519 on: December 05, 2017, 12:29:10 pm »
North is destined to launch another ICBM, say experts

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North Korea is destined to fire another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), arms experts in Korea and around the world said Monday.

“North Korea already verified its technology through the first launch,” Kwon Yong-soo, former professor of Korea National Defense University, told the JoongAng Ilbo. “It will likely fire another to announce it will operationally deploy the Hwasong-15.”

The North fired a new ICBM, the Hwasong-15, on Nov. 29, which puts the whole U.S. mainland in range. The South Korean military later acknowledged that the Hwasong-15 missile was capable of striking targets more than 13,000 kilometers (8,078 miles) away.

“To demonstrate the design resilience of the Hwasong-15 ICBM, NK should test another one soon,” Tal Inbar, head of the Space and UAV Research Center at Israel’s Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, wrote in a Twitter post. “Probable preparation time should be around 10-14 days at least. So, second test COULD be conducted around December 15-20.”

http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aid=3041606

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« Reply #1520 on: December 07, 2017, 10:00:42 am »
Comprehensive article covering the Hwasong-15 & the North Korean missile force in general.

https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/the-hwasong-15-the-anatomy-of-north-koreas-new-icbm/


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« Reply #1521 on: December 07, 2017, 10:13:07 am »
"The KN22 did not feature a post-boost vehicle despite the larger payload fairing, which concealed a single reentry vehicle of an unknown weight."


More on topic. . .

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

The huge eight-axle trucks supposedly carrying new intercontinental ballistic missiles (several sources think the big canisters were empty) are definitely Chinese, according to several articles I found. The Wanshan WS51200 chassis are 16x12s (eight axles, six of them driven), resembling (but not related to) Oshkosh heavy equipment transporters used by the American military. Wanshan sold the trucks to North Korea for hauling timber, and the North Koreans illegally converted them to military use, Reuters reports.


http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/trailer-talk/story/2017/04/where-did-the-north-koreans-get-those-missile-toting-trucks.aspx

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« Reply #1523 on: December 07, 2017, 11:30:40 pm »
Reentry of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 Missile

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Photos of the Hwasong-15 missile North Korea launched on its November 29 test suggest it is considerably more capable than the long-range missiles it tested in July. This missile’s length and diameter appear to be larger by about 10 percent than July’s Hwasong-14. It has a significantly larger second stage and a new engine in the first stage that appears to be much more powerful.

While we are still working through the details, this strongly implies that North Korea could use this missile to carry a nuclear warhead to cities throughout the United States. A final possible barrier people are discussing is whether Pyongyang has been able to develop a reentry vehicle that can successfully carry a warhead through the atmosphere to its target, while protecting the warhead from the very high stresses and heat of reentry.

Here are my general conclusions, which I discuss below:

North Korea has not yet demonstrated a working reentry vehicle (RV) on a trajectory that its missiles would fly if used against the United States.
However, there doesn’t appear to be a technical barrier to building a working RV, and doing so is not likely to be a significant challenge compared to what North Korea has already accomplished in its missile program.
From its lofted tests, North Korea can learn significant information needed for this development, if it is able to collect this information.
While the United States put very significant resources into developing sophisticated RVs and heatshields, as well as extensive monitoring equipment to test them, that effort was to develop highly accurate missiles, and is not indicative of the effort required by North Korea to develop an adequate RV to deliver a nuclear weapon to a city.

http://allthingsnuclear.org/dwright/reentry-of-hwasong-15

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« Reply #1524 on: December 13, 2017, 05:46:20 am »
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russia-sharply-expanding-nuclear-arsenal-upgrading-underground-facilities/

"Russia is aggressively building up its nuclear forces and is expected to deploy a total force of 8,000 warheads by 2026 along with modernizing deep underground bunkers, according to Pentagon officials.

The 8,000 warheads will include both large strategic warheads and thousands of new low-yield and very low-yield warheads to circumvent arms treaty limits and support Moscow's new doctrine of using nuclear arms early in any conflict."

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« Reply #1525 on: December 13, 2017, 11:38:47 am »
http://www.atimes.com/article/south-korea-wants-nukes/

"It has been reported that Seoul may be looking into reviving its own nuclear program as Pyongyang has made no bones about the possibility of nuking the United States and its allies after it detonated a hydrogen bomb in September.

If South Korea is able to come up with its own H-bombs, then the security implications for China would be far more complex than the controversial installation of the US-supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, Chinese military commentators have warned, pointing out that northern and northeastern China, including Beijing, might be well within the range of South Korean missiles equipped with nuclear warheads."
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